‘Tis the season to make hot cocoa and cuddle up with family and friends! It’s been quite cold in Sonoma County lately, so I decided to make some homemade hot cocoa with a twist.

hot chocolate with mint leaf

The key to this recipe is buying the mint chocolate you like. I used Ghiradelli’s dark mint chocolate squares, but I also LOVE Andes mints. Those will work too. Get yourself a bag of your favorite chocolate chips as well.

This recipe is for two standard size coffee mugs:

1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

4 squares of Ghiradelli’s dark chocolate mint squares

1 cup of almond milk

1 cup of coconut coffee creamer

mint to garnish

*use cocoa nibs to make a dairy free recipe.

*add a cinnamon stick while melting for extra spice.

Add chips, mint squares, almond milk, and creamer in a saucepan on low. Let all the chocolate melt slowly. Wisk in the pan to create a little foam and garnish with some mint leaves!

hot chocolate with mint leaf side view

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